Here’s your chance to purchase your own handmade 2012 RatRodBikes.com custom brass headbadge. We are now taking pre-orders on these beauties and they will be $45.00 each shipped within the U.S.A. They will look just like the badge pictured above without the “Prototype” designation. We will run the pre-order process for two weeks and then stop taking orders and begin production. Click here to pre-order yours today!
At first glance, your mind may lock up due to it’s inability to focus on so much mechanical goodness in one photo. Because this is a bike centered website, I want you to try with all of your earthly power to focus in on member Dowie Soetenga’s 63 motorized boardtrack project…it’s the thing in the middle. See the complete build journal here.
I’d have to say that over the 5 years that the forum has been up and running the one thing that that never ceases to amaze me is the ingenuity and creativity that comes out of this group of bike builders. Member “outsider13″ came up with a really cool idea for using trash can lids…check this out.
Our resident welders and fabricators have been itching to enter a build off without any rules or restrictions on bike design. This is their chance to let the creativity fly! This unofficial build off started on October 1st and ends on December 6th. Click here to see the bikes entered so far…
Ever have the desire to stretch out a frame for that long cool look? Member and moderator Uncle Stretch shows us how he goes about doing it. Click here to see what he does to this poor unsuspecting Schwinn Speedster frame.
It’s that time of the year again. The time when all of the bike companies list their new models. Schwinn just listed their 2010 line up which includes a new frame design that incorporates a sweet daddy cup holder on the top bar. Check out all the new models here.
Hey kids….those new floating hubs sure are nifty! We started a thread in the forum where folks could post up vintage bike ads and we’ve amassed quite a collection. From ballonners to muscle bikes, you’ll find plenty of inspiration here. Check out the vintage bike ad thread.
It’s hard to believe that this year’s build off has already come and gone. We had 166 people enter the contest this time around and 93 of them finished their bikes and were eligible for voting. Top prize went to Adam (karfer67) from Sacramento, CA with his Galt Town Hooligan. Creativity was in full gear this time around and we saw some really unique bikes built. Click here to check out all of the finished bikes.